Soholm Burgundia Series
The shapes for this very modernist looking series were designed by Holm Sorensen, and the pattern/glaze/decoration by Svend Aage Jensen in 1956. Many of the same forms were used on the now very rare “Zambesi” series by the same collaborators and other series in the same decade.
The base glaze on Burgundia is a satin black, and the pattern has various designs hand-painted in white, yellow and pale blue.
It is hard to know exactly how many forms there were in this series, but there seems to have been a large number – some of which are now very very rare – like the coveted Bull, and the Stork.
Soholm Burgundia Design, Ewer – Side View
Soholm Burgundia Design, Candle Holder
Soholm Burgundia, Bowl – photo via Pinterest
Soholm Burgundia Design, Vase – this form came in 5 sizes.
Soholm Burgundia Group from Lauritz.com Auction House Denmark
Soholm Burgundia, Bowl
Burgundia forms, From the book “Søholm – Bornholmsk keramik”
Soholm Burgundia Ewer Vase – Via Pinterest
Allan Lowe (1907-2001) – Simple Modernist Earthenware. I am always drawn to the work of this mid-century Australian studio potter.
Allan was a painter before setting up a pottery studio at Merlyston, Victoria, in 1929. His keen awareness of colour on his pottery is probably due to that previous experience.
I love the use of strong colours which contrast so well with the cream coloured earthenware on these simply thrown utilitarian pieces below, typical of the work from Lowe’s studio. They probably date to the early 1960s.
The following bio for Allan is from Judith Pearce’s Australian Pottery site where you can see quite a few examples of his work: Read more